Pregnancy and Osteopathy

Pregnancy and Osteopathy
The benefits of Pregnancy and Osteopathy.

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy that has been gaining in popularity in recent years, with its holistic approach to treating conditions and its focus on treating the whole body, rather than individual symptoms. Many women are now turning to osteopathy during pregnancy in order to help with common issues and to promote overall physical health.

Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life, when her body, both physically and emotionally, is going through a lot of changes. Prenatal osteopathy is a way to help keep the body in balance during this time. Osteopathy works by manipulating the muscles, joints and soft tissue to restore movement and reduce pain. This can be especially beneficial during pregnancy, as the body goes through so much change in such a short amount of time. Osteopaths are trained to not only look at the symptoms a woman is experiencing in the short term, but also treat the underlying issues that could be causing difficulties in the long term.

During pregnancy, many women suffer from a variety of discomforts, such as back, shoulder, and neck pain, as well as headaches and indigestion. Osteopathy can be effective in easing some of these discomforts by relieving tension in the muscles and improving lymphatic and circulation through gentle massage. The body’s centre of gravity changes during pregnancy, due to the shifting of the baby in the uterus. This shift in the baby’s position can bring about or increase pressure on the pelvic region, which can affect the lower back.

Osteopathy is also known to be helpful in dealing with sacroiliac joint pain and sciatica, which is often caused by a misalignment in the pelvic area. Osteopathy can also be helpful in preparing a woman for childbirth. Treatments involve techniques to soften and relieve tension in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which are important in helping the baby move down the birth canal during labour. Not only that, but an osteopath can provide solutions and exercises to strengthen the muscles of the lower back to help support the added weight from the baby.

A happy pregnancy is an important part of any woman’s life, and osteopathy can help to ensure that this is a possibility. Prenatal osteopathy is a holistic approach to treating conditions that come with pregnancy, and its goal is to promote overall physical health during this time. Osteopathy is increasingly becoming an attractive option for women looking to keep their bodies in balance and comfortable during their pregnancies.

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Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, viscera and connective tissues functioning smoothly together Osteopathy takes a holistic, whole-body approach to healthcare.